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International students will be able to get a US student visa even if their universities switch to online education
International students will be able to get a US student visa even if their universities switch to online education

In early July, the US government directed nonimmigrant international students to leave the country if their colleges switched to online education.

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In the US, students will continue to study online
In the US, students will continue to study online

The coronavirus epidemic is not slowing down in the US and that means that colleges and universities will continue to teach students remotely. So, 46% of colleges plan to conduct classes online. The most prestigious schools in the country, such as Harvard, are switching to distance learning as well.

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EdTech Startup Lectera.com Launches Worldwide
EdTech Startup Lectera.com Launches Worldwide

June 18, 2020 – The Lectera.com international educational online platform starts operation in four languages since today.

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To The International Day for Protection of Children: how to love learning since childhood
To The International Day for Protection of Children: how to love learning since childhood

Today is The International Day for Protection of Children, which is a reason to remind us that we once were children ourselves. That means each of us could dream, loved to play, and had to study a lot. You should agree it could be wonderful if studying were always fun and helped us to realize our dreams! But it is not that hard if you know and use the right strategies. The Lectera team has put together such strategies for those who remember their school days and want to make studying a joy for their children.

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Mostourism, Lectera, GeekBrains and Netology: free courses for professionals in the Russian tourism industry
Mostourism, Lectera, GeekBrains and Netology: free courses for professionals in the Russian tourism industry

The Moscow City Tourism Committee, together with Russian and international online universities, started an educational program for professionals in the tourism industry in the Russian capital. They have been implementing the new initiative, directed at non-financial support of the tourism industry, since the beginning of April.

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What were the most popular courses at Coursera in 2019?

The courses on machine learning, data analysis, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) were of  the most interest to users.  Coursera experts explain that this as a result of a growing desire for people to acquire new technical skills because they fear losing their jobs due to automation.

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Instagram starts testing removing likes around the world

The new feature was first piloted in several countries, and it has since been extended to include a global reach.

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What will change on Youtube from December 10, 2019?

Very recently, Youtube has published new conditions for using the service.  This is happening because Youtube has changed the service provider to Google LLC.

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Instagram Update: Stories and Other Features

As part of the update a new ‘Create’ section will be added to ‘Stories.’ Now if you wish to post a story, you don’t need to upload your photo or video.

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Instagram will no longer let you track the actions of people you follow

Instagram is finally getting rid of its controversial ‘Following’ tab. In the past, this tab could be used to track the actions of the people you followed: their likes, comments, new subscriptions, etc. Many people used this feature to spy on their partners.

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Podcasting: A Media Product Making Millions

Podcasts are audio tracks of discussions on specific topics.  They can be listened to using special mobile applications, on YouTube or music platforms.

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Netology to Invest up to $ 10 Million in Education Startups

Netology is planning to launch an accelerator to help emerging EdTech projects. 10 to 15 companies will receive up to $ 10 million in total by transferring from 30% to 60% of their shares to Netology.

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Coursera Agrees to the Use of Its Lectures by Universities

Coursera has launched a project enabling universities to freely use their lectures. Coursera believes that cutting-edge knowledge should be available anywhere in the world and any educational institution should be able to join it.

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EdCrunch: major education technology conference kick-starts in Moscow

On October 1-2, EdCrunch - a major education technology conference - will take place in the World Trade Center in Moscow.

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How Instagram will help clean up the oceans

American Express, an American financial organization, has partnered with Parley for the Oceans to launch an initiative to clean up ocean coasts.

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Deloitte study: almost half of Russian users block online ads

According to a new study from Deloitte Consulting, 44% of Russian users block online ads.

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Instagram gets rid of likes - consideration for user well-being or attack on influencers?

Instagram is currently testing a new interface that will not include likes. Like statistics will only be available to the creator of the post.

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Inc. features 3 network marketing companies in list of fastest-growing privately held companies

Each year, Inc. selects 5000 privately held companies that show the highest growth. The total 2018 revenue of all the companies in the new ranking adds up to $237.7 billion.

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The Manifest: new study shows how people interact with brands on social networks

The Manifest surveyed 537 social media users in the United States to find out how they interact with brands online.

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Are YouTube bloggers threatened with a ban on monetizing children's content?

YouTube bloggers targeting a children’s audience are about to get an unpleasant surprise - video hosting is radically changing its policy regarding children's content.

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Is Instagram stealing a key feature from TikTok?

Instagram will add an absolutely new way of recording videos in stories. It will be a tool called ‘Clips’.

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Coursera will help students with job search

Australian job search service SEEK Group has recently invested $103 million into educational platform Coursera: the money will be used to develop programs and help students find jobs. 

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Russian TV advertising market declines by 9%

The total size of the ad market reached 227 billion rubles, which is 3% higher than the indicator for the same period in 2018.

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Seniors online: why your digital strategy should consider older audiences

Over the past 2 years, the number of senior online users has increased by 55%. Today, according to Mediascope, there are 7.5 million users in this category.

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